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i'm talking 70s. no complaints. we are dealing with september. maryland's most powerful radar looks good. we can see that all five sweeps are on. we are looking nice. as we step out the door, you are going to maybe need a light jacket, especially if you are heading towards the north. college park temperature is coming in at 69 degrees and we are looking at the winds, not too bad. the name of the game in terms of the winds today and we are going to warm things up. as we go through our forecast, we will see lots of sunshine, temperature at 68 degrees when you wake up. lunchtime, around 84 and this afternoon, 87 and by this everyoning, we'll cool back down into the 70s. there's your forecast in a nutshell. now let's stend over to kim brown. >> a couple of fires around the area will have a minor impact for the majority of us. you will see hillsdale road closed in both directions because of a two-alarm fire
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there. you can use garrison boulevard to get around. also in columbia, closed between shadow lane and watch chain way because of a fire there. traffic can get by using cedar lane. as we look at the beltway, here we are, traffic still very light, moving at a nice pace. no problems around 695. 83, 95, and 295 checking in clear at this time. megan and jamie, back to you. >> he calls it the most urgent task creating jobs and fixing the economy. president obama says he'll keep fighting to turn the economy around, but is spending $50 million the answer? emily schmidt is in washington this morning. >> this week's president obama is -- to slow the winning. >> i personally think, yes we can is more inspiring than no we can't. >> the washington post poll finds more people saying about the president, no, he hasn't. for the first time, most
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voters, 52% now disapprove of the way mr. obama is handling his job overall. more voters say the president made the economy worse. >> i am going to keep fighting every single day. every single hour. every single minute to turn this economy around. >> the first idea, $50 billion for transportation projects. tomorrow, the president will propose a $200 billion tax writeoff on new investments for businesses. republican house leader says we don't need more government stimulous spending. with e need to end washington democrats out of control spending spree. >> i don't think there's anything the president or congress can come up with that would provide a big jolt to the economy by election day. >> public dissatisfaction is at its highest level in 18 years. supporters say give the president time. >> just like losing weight. the weight comes on really fast and easy, but when you are trying to correct it, it is a
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slow process. >> but the midterm elections are now just two months away. >> the poll shows likely voters now favor the republican candidate in their district by 53 to 40%. that's a record margin. emily, abc news, washington. >> all right, 5:33. we have to put a face on those struggling to find work. with his button down shirt, tie, and sneakers, david carter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning. on the median strip of charles and malona. now david isn't homeless, he's jobless. what he can scrape together to pay his bills doesn't leave enough to live on. the 52-year-old spent nine months with his wife and son in a shelter. that's where he got the idea for a street appeal. recalling the generosity of people when he served for a bell ringer for the salvation army during the holiday season. >> you know, people will give.
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if they see you, people will give. i just had to be bold enough. my wife -- i don't have nothing to be ashamed of. i'm not on drugs. i'm trying to help my family. >> david spent most of his life here in baltimore doing construction work, carpentry, welding, as well as taking a turn as a basher. >> well, it's time to get back to work. many of you are without a job and we are trying to help. each wednesday here on good morning maryland. we put video resumes on the air. if you want to see yours on, send us an e-mail at we'll call you in and you can see yourself on the air and on the website. democracy 2010 report this morning, a chance for you to avoid the long lines on election day, early voting in maryland is underway.
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and today republican candidate, robert ehrlich will cast his vote in maryland september 14 primary. he'll vote this morning at the annapolis senior activity center. 10 political signs for one of the candidates running for the council vandalized. the middle sign was sliced out of signs for the candidate becker, who is one of six people running for the open seat. placed between old court. you can see the signs right there. some of her opponents, their signs were also damaged. >> it's 5:35. this is just 27 horses have been killed in a fire near the charles town track. the fire broke out just before dawn yesterday, sending flames 50 feet in the air. while capturing the fast moving fire on their cell phone camera, steve clark and amber taylor ran towards the barns. as the fire quickly climbed up to the power lines, the couple
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worked alongside authorities in trying to pull as many horses as they could out of the stables. >> i feel very bad about all this. i mean, i'm a horse lover. and it breaks my heart that they lost that many. >> look at that. >> terrible. >> witnesses say a large race was held on sunday, so the barns were full. no word yet on what caused the fire. now the fire chief, i have known that man for a long time. he has been down there. he said he has never seen such a fire like this. it's right across from the hollywood casino. >> it's a terrible story. : all right, a fiery wreck caught on tape. >> a dash camera rolls as three deputies jump into action to save a life. and a man scales a san francisco skyscraper. >> let's get a check on the trains and buses. >> thank you, megan. we are looking at a smooth
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commute. no delays on the new brunswick lines. southbound, it's running 20 minutes late. metro subway on schedule and on the buses, including the 52 and 57 diverting at liberty heights. 44 with the bus diversion. 35 diverting. for the mta transit team. well, max, first day... moh-ohm. -do you have your lunch? -yes. and you know where your classroom is? uh huh. mom, i can walk from here. what about your... mom, i got it. ♪ [ female announcer ] they're never too big
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tropical storm is threatening to bring up at least 8 inches of rain to south texas and possibly a foot of rain in certain isolated areas. officials are calling there, saying the warning of a possible flash flood is certainly a threat. slammed into mexico's northern gulf coast late last night with winds of up to 60 miles per hour and then moved north towards the border. we will keep our eye on that. >> here she is. is it in her mind? >> armine. you pronounced it right, megan. everybody has been wondering. >> even i butchered it a couple times. >> why can't they say harry. >> even though it's not going
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to affect us. it is going to be tropical storm harmine right now. that's what happens when tropical storms make land fall. they come in contact with the wind and they will weaken. well, they can also spawn tornadoes. definitely need to update or keep an eye out on there. it's moving to the northwest at 15 miles per hour and we are going to see, or they are going to see lots of wind with this, but the biggest thing is lots of rain fall as well. we need to keep oury on that, maybe a foot, and we are definitely going to be seeing plenty of sunshine across our area. okay, i'm going to toss it to kim brown. >> encounter too much problems at this time. though we are working a handful of incidents around the area. first, let's get a check on drive times. so far, so good, no problems between route 140 towards the
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beltway. that's the less than 10 minute ride at this time. in baltimore city, a crash just reported at edmondton avenue, still dealing with that fire activity on the west side that has hillsdale road closed and down in columbia in howard county, some fire activity there as well. hamel drive closed between shadow lane. you should be able to get around that by watching cedar lane or hickory ridge road. linda so is standing by with the latest details on one of today's top stories. good morning, linda. >> students are being attacked in college park. the recent spring of muggings that has parents and police worried. twizzlers. the twist you can't resist.
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micro beef ravioli microwave cups. an after-school snack with a full serving of vegetables. just don't tell them. shh. it's a quarter to 6:00 on this tuesday morning. a lot of text messages and i chats and phone calls between parents and students at college park. three muggings in a week will do that. abc2 news with what's going on in maryland. linda. >> there's been a string of attacks on students. they have all happened off campus in areas where students come and go. posters have been put up in dorms reminding students that the typical crime time happens between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning. police say a student was robbed off campus by four suspects who wanted his wallet.
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that student was hit several times in the face. and then on august 27, three students were robbed and assaulted as they were getting into a car in a hotel parking  lot. police arrested a 15-year-old in that case, but believe there are more suspects. two days later, five suspects assaulted and robbed a group of students at a bus stop. >> be aware of your surroundings. >> now at this point, police don't know if these incidents are related, but they do say there's usually a spike in crime in this nature when the fall semester starts. again, students are encouraged to walk in groups. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. 5:46 right now. getting up earlly and hitting the gym in the morning is hard enough for you, but imagine running through howard county at 3:30 this morning. a group of passionate people were doing just that today. if you're not impressed yet, listen to this, they started in california.
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sherrie johnson joins us on the phone to talk about the mission they are on. did you see anybody whiz by you? >> good morning, megan. that's right. we are here live driving along in our live truck in howard county. the tour of duty just ran past us. they are running on 97 headed to washington, d.c. and they are running pretty slowly. they have an escort service with them, two fire trucks, to make sure they are safe out here. the first responders took to the road in early august to commemorate september 11 and those who lost their lives. the firefighters came from all over the world. australia, las vegas, new york, they are out here working together as one team. now the team hopes to arrive in new york city on saturday for the 9th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. the team is actually broken up into three groups. each group runs for six hours at a time and recover and rest for 12 hours. they say they tell me on the phone that it's all in an
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effort to honor their fellow brothers and sisters who lost their lives on 9/11. and they say that they are also running to raise money for a variety of charities as well. so a pretty good cause here. they are out here bright and early. they are headed in this morning. so back to you in the studio. >> all right sherrie. close to 70,000 came out to washington a great game between maryland and navy. let's go to m and t bank stadium. the terps upout to a 14-0 lead and then here come the naval academy. they come back to tie this game up and then we had fumbles at the goal line. we had interceptions. navy had the ball the entire game, except for 20 minutes when the terps had it and then the terps right here at the goal line to end the game at 17- 14, the terps win.
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that was a classic. 5:49 right now. let's take a look at some of the stories happening today around there. ravens runningback, ray rice joins baltimore officials to announce a new city wide wellness initiative. plus, linebacker, ray lewis. he is going to help distribute supplies to first graders. imagine your first day of school and ray lewis is right there. community and state leaders will attend a luncheon to discuss ways to curb violence in east baltimore. that's what is a little glimpse at what is happening today. >> forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, everyone. happy tuesday to you. we still have more sunshine in the forecast. check out what's going on here, the almanac shows it is gorgeous for today. 81 degrees is where we should be for this time of the year. i'm forecasting warmer than that, but we will get that sunshine out there. our low will be at 60 for this time of year. records set back in 1962 and
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very hot set back in 1881. yesterday, we came in at 82 degrees into baltimore. and 83 into philly. 88 into richmond. you can see the warmer air to the south and that will move into our area as we go throughout the day today and also tomorrow. but in the meantime, we are definitely watching that cold front to work through and when it does, we are going to be feeling temperatures in the 70s. in the meantime, high pressure worked its way off to the atlantic. we are feeling the increase in humidity and also the warmer temperatures. as we check out what's happening with this forecast, you can see on the board here as we slide through, did you see that little batch of clouds that rolled through? that's the cold front that will move through tomorrow. we aren't going to be seeing any type of rain with it, so that's good news. but we are looking good. now for today, temperature coming in at 87 degrees. it's going to be mostly sunny and warmer and even more humid. as we go through tonight, we see that temperature coming in
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at 67 degrees. we will be mainly clear and south breeze. that south breeze is definitely what is really going to help warm things up as well. and then by tomorrow, the temperature around 88 degrees and increasing cloud cover and that is courtesy of that front and we will be seeing warmer temperatures outside as well. make sure you get out there, enjoy what you have. a little bit of change is coming in the forecast. all right kim brown, tell us about the traffic. >> you can expect it to be busy as rush hour goes along, as everyone returns to school and work today. so far, so good. we are working one accident. now as we look at our drive times, no problems up and down the 83. it's going to be all clear on down towards the beltway. the jfx is checking in without any problems. this is going to be 83, actually there. traffic is slowing freely. so just stay with us, because we more of good morning maryland coming back after this.
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making news around the nation, dozens of dogs out in colorado are now starting life all over again. in the wake of a terrible case of animal cruelty. these dogs were rescued out of a home where authorities horded nearly 100 dogs.
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after years of isolation and neglect, many of the dogs regressed into a pack mentality, so now they have to relearn what it is like to breathe fresh air and interact with humans. >> when we see fear in their eyes and you know, being afraid of humans, that makes us sad. >> the humane society will try to find homes for three dozen of the rescue dogs. they will have to resocialize and that process could take months. >> dramatic pictures of a fiery wreck along i-75 in georgia. it was captured by police dash cam video. the story is incredible, too. police responded to the scene. one was a rookie on his second night of patrol. >> never thought second night on patrol or first couple months i would see something like that. >> you can see a deputy running towards the burning car. the officers fought the blaze with fire extinguishers and
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able to break out a window and pull a 56-year-old driver to safety. everybody turned out okay. >> look at this guy. he is on the skyscraper in san francisco. he's calling attention to the vulnerability of skyscrapers. he was arrested after scaling the building on the top. it took the 54-year-old about three hours. 70 years ago today and he broke loose in western europe. >> this morning, new video has been released. the never before seen video that adds deeper meaning to one of the darkest days in history. >> going toward premature ovarian failure if i wasn't there a already. >> starting a family is not easy for everyone. a look at donor eggs and the process some couples go through
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to become pregnant.
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now good morning maryland. >> an emergency crime alert has gone out to every university of maryland student after a third mugging in one week. >> 27 horses die in a fire at the charlestown races. this barn sits across the street from the hollywood casino. >> the tour of duty runners. good morning maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. we have had some gorgeous weather. >> yes, we have. >> and many of you are heading back to school and heading back to work. so obviously the weather is important today. here is lanette charles. >> if you have to head back to school and work today, you may as well do it in sunshine. lots of sunshine, getting warmer and a bit more humid. we'll see increasing clouds by tomorrow and all that is courtesy of a cold front that will roll through the area. we shouldn't be


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